Editorial Staff
2 months ago

Editorial Staff
2 months ago

Antigua and Barbuda plans $80 million road development in 2024 budget.

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During the budget presentation, Prime Minister Gaston Browne revealed that the government of Antigua and Barbuda has allocated over $80 million for the comprehensive development of roads in the country.

This substantial investment is a testament to the government’s commitment to advancing the nation’s infrastructure for the benefit of its citizens and the economy.

The major road rehabilitation project, which is the centerpiece of this initiative, will be primarily financed through resources provided by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

This project aims to renovate and improve the country’s key roadways, including the Sir Sydney Walling Highway, Valley Road North, Anchorage Road, and Old Parham Road.

In 2023, significant progress was made in the construction and resurfacing of these roadways, with all of them expected to be largely completed before the close of 2024.

One of the most noteworthy components of the project is the long-awaited renovation of Darkwood Bridge, which will also be financed by the CDB.

This vital infrastructure upgrade is expected to improve connectivity and contribute to the overall safety and efficiency of the transportation network.

In his address to the Parliament, Prime Minister Gaston Browne emphasized the importance of a comprehensive approach to road construction, repair, and maintenance.

He highlighted that the arteries connecting the country’s communities are crucial to its prosperity.

Through strategic planning and efficient execution, the government aims to enhance connectivity, reduce congestion, and ensure safer driving conditions for motorists.

The allocated funds are earmarked for projects across the length and breadth of Antigua and Barbuda, with a focus on developing several miles of roads on Barbuda.

4 Comments

  1. Jezz

    There is a pothole — make that a trench — on lower Union Road, just east of Bruce’s. That huge hole has been there for six months now. Public Works dug up a busted pipe for APUA to fix, and they never covered it over! THAT IS A MAJOR THOROUGHFARE to Five Islands, UWI and all 6 hotels in the area!!! It is such a shame that tourists and locals alike have to be inconvenienced in this manner!!!😏🤨

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  2. Mae-Mary

    “Prime Minister Gaston Browne revealed that the government of Antigua and Barbuda has allocated over $80 million for the comprehensive development of roads in the country”. Is this $80 million a loan or revenue collected?

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    • Anonymous

      The major road rehabilitation project, which is the centerpiece of this initiative, will be primarily financed through resources provided by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).
      Sounds a lot like a loan. This is how financial wizard Gaston continually wallpapers over his disastrous economic blunders, LIAT, Russian holes in the water, garbage prefab homes defunct cinema acquisition etc. etc. Just keep borrowing hundreds of millions for pie in the sky capital projects that never materialise and use that money to fill in the gaps in treasury accounts. Lord help us.

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  3. Anonymous

    This leads to another failed experiment of the government with another waste of money, millions smh. Old Parham road again? We need to get the Chinese to build the roads. We have failed miserably for decades. Won’t they learn. Corruption at play again

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